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was loafing around looking at things but, being a conscientious and dedicated fellow, I also kept an eye open for things that might interest you. Bamboo, for example.In this country we most commonly grow the Phyllostachys bamboos, especially Phyllostachys
A fortnight ago I wrote about bamboos, and how they are used in Asia. I admit that this was a little indulgent and not completely relevant to your gardens. Still, occasionally it is good to wander off the straight and narrow.However, some of your
Some pots cry out for a simple planting scheme that doesn't detract from their own beauty, for which this arrangement is perfect. The bamboo combines beautifully with the dark brown-bronze leaves of the red hook sedge to form a sleek display
Follow Joe Swift's step-by-step video demonstration to making your own rustic plant supports for climbers, from bamboo canes.all year roundMore on plant supportsCreating a metal obeliskConstructing a hazel trellisMaking a spiral plant support
This traditional water feature made out of bamboo will conjure up the spirit of a tranquil Eastern garden. You can buy a bamboo water hammer kit from garden centres or water garden specialists. You'll often find them called by their Japanese name
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attractive and sturdy, and made by my son using recycled bamboo canes and his own ball of string. This is just a gentle reminder that we could all benefit from a little more initiative in the garden from time to time.
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